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According to the SunAs Chelsea have turned down a £ 3 million transfer offer for FC Rostov’s Ike Ugbo, the promising forward is currently impressing as a loan from Belgian Cercle Brugge.
The Sun reports that the 22-year-old’s fine shows that this period, who has scored 10 goals in 15 games, is generating interest in the forward.
Ugbo was prolific at the youth level for the Blues, winning the FA Youth Cup with the U-18s, and the ace also experienced loan spells with Barnsley, MK Dons, Scunthorpe and Roda JC.
The deal that brought Ugbo to Bruges this summer includes a permanent option of £ 4.5 million, so it is not surprising to see Chelsea turn down an offer that is £ 1.5 million lower than that of another club.
The Sun claims that the former England U-20 international is signed until the summer of 2022, although it notes that Ugbo still has aspirations to become Chelsea’s first team.
Rostov ranks fifth in the Russian top flight, so perhaps they are looking for more firepower to get them into the top four.
Ugbo’s goals this season have put Bruges in 13th place, just one point behind the team currently in the relegation play-off position.
He is eager to follow in the footsteps of fellow academy graduates Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Reece James by breaking into the first team at Stamford Bridge.